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million in contracts that have been tied to hurricane sandy that surpassed what the government spent on hurricane irene which hit in august of 2011. off the sandy spending included floating shelters, emergency supplies. the cause for new york state alone is about $33 billion. federal contract spending related to a sandy does not come close to the amount spent in the work week of hurricane medicare patients have save $5 billion on prescription drugs since passage of the health-care overhaul two years ago. the savings are a continuation of the 2010 health care laws attempt to close the door on the whole or the prescription drug expenses that can wants medicare runs out. the budget office announced an added benefit. cheaper drugs means more people taking their medication and reducing long-term medical costs. >> schools for thousands of public school students is about to get longer. five states will announce today their adding at least 300 hours of learning time to some schools starting next year. we're talking about paul rafeal, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee all tak
partly thanks to superstorm sandy buyers returning to show rooms in november after the waters receded and replacement demand increased after hundreds of thousands of vehicles damaged or destroyed by sandy. as for trading, manufacturing in china helping give u.s. stocks a lift today. report on u.s. manufacturing for november in a few minutes we'll see how that goes we expect it to slow a little. so far, green arrows across the board first trading day of december, dow, s&p and nasdaq higher, bloomberg index up 1%. the maker of lucky charms hoping adults will find the cereal magically delicious, mills plans a campaign nationwide next year. adults are an attractive market for the cereal makers they are pressure for marketing sugary products to kids. today is the 20th anniversary of the text message, the first text sent was "merry christmas "now 1992. by 2016 texting may increase 40% from today's levels more than nine trillion texts generating 127 billion dollars in revenue. live at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king. >>> lol! >>> i know. we can smile a little with weather turning
superstorm sandy did not significantly impact the number of jobs created last month. >>> military vets in the bay area have an advantage in the hiring process if they are interested in working at rapid transit. bart board of directors approved new hiring policy giving military vets press -- preference in the hiring process. starting january 1st the policy will give candidates 5% chance overcome . bart says those eligible must have at 181 days of active status and honorably discharged. >>> starting this morning wells fargo will begin granting $20,000 to east bay home owners who qualify for down payment assistance. part of a settle with the justice department. wells fargo offering five millions in assistance in areas most impacted by the housing crisis, to see if you qualify stop by the oakland convention center marriott hotel on broadway the two-day event runs from 10 to 7, today and tomorrow. >>> weather for those events should be fine, dry and we are going to start to warm up. this morning it is hard to believe. >> kind of chilly out there this morning, even cold. >>> absolutely, once
. the shocker out of this jobs number today hurricane sandy had very little impact on hiring last month some projections were downright bleak. i turns out that the numbers consistent. labor department says 146,000 jobs added last month way more than the 65 to 85,000 or so that economists forecasted many the unemployment rate fell to 7.7% lowest in four years. the labor department says sandy did not substantially impact the data. markets a bit positive after those numbers came out dow up 40 bloomberg silicon valley index up by more than a half%. -- more than half a percent. h & m recycling program -- the goal is to reduce textile waste and find solutions that involve using more recycled textiles in new clothes. i'm jane king. >>> a little fog out there that mike is tracking otherwise cold. >> it is many here's the reason why, lack of clouds, beautiful from our roof cam under the bay bridge down to the diablo range you can see yellows, warming of the sun coming our way today and through at least tuesday temperatures may near 70° in some areas. live doppler 7 hd we are tracking fog in our inla
and superstar on sandy is going to be a key factor when the numbers do come out. economists predict job growth last month slow because of the storm. the reports silver lining to be that-the storm, the job market is strengthening. those numbers are expected to come out at 530 local time. we will be keeping an eye on them throughout the kron 4 morning news. >> the time is 4:13 a.m. on your morning news--friday morning. we will be back with the kron 4 morning news when we come morning erica will have your traffic and janu at your weather and we will have more headlines. welcome back the time is for 3:00 p.m.. local reservoirs have seen a much needed increase in water level since last week end storms. reservoirs in santa clara improved significantly with the rain fall, but levels are still not exactly where they need to be. since last wednesday, the santa clara valley water district says ever stores and their 10 reservoirs' increased from 74 to 91 percent of weather should normally be. that's an increase of nearly 4 billion gal. of water. and over in the east bay, reservoir levels increased about
month compared to october. the fallout from hurricane sandy is continuing to disrupt businesses and their hiring and fear of the fiscal cliff is keeping employers from bringing on new workers. they don't know what future tax rates will be and if they can afford more hiring. but on capitol hill democrats are trying to highlight the positives. >> we had a little problem because of what happened with hurricane sandy but we'll still have about 100,000 new jobs. >> reporter: the report comes out in just 15 minutes. we'll show you who is hiring and who is not. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns ktvu channel 2 news. >>> time now 5:15. fundraising records were shattered by both president obama and mitt romney during their campaigns. they raised more than $2 billion. campaign finance records show the president raised $1.1 billion for his reelection effort. his republican challenger mitt romney was close behind. $1.1billion. now the record setting amounts don't include the hundreds of millions sent by super packs on ads. >>> it was called the zombie apocalypse. why this sim
. hurricane sandy is the second costliest disaster in u.s. history. >>> they had the first hack-a-thon. they worked on ideas yesterday afternoon. the goal was to create fun and practical apps using public information available through county records. >> we have seen interesting ideas around restaurant inspections. and we have seen ideas around places like parks. parks and rec information was interesting to people. >>> the grand prize winners made an app called book it and they took home a $3,000 prize. >>> there appears to and growing backlash against the new logo for the university of california system. more than 25,000 people have signed an on line petition at change.org to review the new design which made its debut friday. some say it is undignified. the new design is not replacing the traditional logo and will be used in traditional to the university seal. >>> they won an emotional victory over western oregon as a player who almost died from cardiac arrest watched from the bench. doctors say danny berger was clinically dead for several seconds when he collapsed during an uta
, superstorm sandy forcing the national weather service to rethink the way it warns the public about dangerous staorps. proposal would give the service the option of aoeufrb ewing watches and warnings for storms that threaten life and property between they are no longer and tropical storms. the service was criticized after it stopped issuing warns after winds fell below 74 miles an hour. critics say that caused in the storm's path to fail to realize now dangerous it still was. >>> dispute over the price of crab keeping boats in port in san francisco, half moon bay and bodega bay before thanksgiving fishermen were earning $3 a pound prices took a dive after the holiday. fish brokers are paying $1.80. last year fishermen were on strike for weeks until they reached an agreement. >>> 5:57. it is raiders day on abc 7 fans are already pumped up. >>> watery mess in san francisco causing problems for commuters right now. why the driver who hit this hydrant is in jail this morning. >>> he did having news in east bay deputies found a body alongside i-680. we are live at the scene. ♪ i'd like to thank
. >> the president is asking congress for more than $60 billion to help with sandy recovery efforts. he made the request friday on behalf of the state's hardest hit by the october storm. in a joint statement the new york governor and new jersey governor said the money would hen the states rebuild as well as help protect them from future storms. >>> the president of the philippines declared a state of emergency after visiting some of the hardest hit areas by the typhoon. helicopter footage shows the damage. the storm wiped out entire villages of 600 people dead and another 600 still missing. officials say that rescue operations have suffered a set back mostly because the survivors are just to shocked to help. there is also concern of food and water. >> yesterday marked the anniversary of pearl harbor and many paused to remember that day. in hawaii there was a moment of silence followed by a fly over at the time when the bombing started. the surprise attack by the japanese killed 2400 people and was the start of the united states involvement in world war ii. >>> in alameda pearl harbor surviv
from hurricane sandy would play a big role the labor department says it really didn't effect hiring. as for fiscal cliff fears would keep businesses from around the country from hiring that does not seem to be the case. either more than half of the jobs added last month came in retail and health care. the jobs were lost in construction and manufacturing. we're working now to get reaction from the white house and members of congress and hope to have that for you during my next update. reporting live from washington, d.c. alison burns. >>> time now 6:17. another story about controversial comedian katt williams. he has more legal problems after announcing he has unreported. an arrest warrant has been issued for katt williams. chp claims williams almost ran down five people when he drove his motorcycle on to a sidewalk. katt williams also failed to show up at an arraignment in seattle to face charges he hit a man with microphone and threw chairs at fans. despite all the controversy williams managers say he's not retiring and will continue with his nation-wide tour. >>> police in mill va
of people seeking unemployment aid fell sharply last week as a temporary spike caused by superstar sandy has faded quickly. >> applications have fallen back to a level consistent with modest hiring. >> dozens of same-sex couples in washington state are trying the best as tying the knot today just hours after the law legalizing gay marriage takes effect. last month nearly 54 percent of voters passed a referendum 74 approving same-sex marriage. >> thank you we're taking it live you from our mount tam cam. we are dealing with fog in that area but he up to widespread low clouds. partly sunny conditions in the afternoon. the drying trend kicking in today and partly cloudy inkle this evening. storm tracker for showing us how widespread the cloud cover is. we're seeing some breaks of sunshine but we will do with a lot of cloud cover and fall in the 10:00 a.m. hour. into the evening it will start to push into the east bayshore off finland valley as well as portions of the south bay. as for your temperatures it has not been to chilly of a start. 52 in santa rosa as well as the bottle. 54 in a vallejo
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